The Benue State Authorities has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Ukum and Katsina-Ala Native Authorities Areas.
The curfew was imposed as a part of measures to handle insecurity there.
The north-central state’s Deputy Governor, Mr Benson Abounu, who disclosed this on the finish of a safety council assembly on Wednesday mentioned the curfew will probably be from 8 p.m. to six a.m. each day.
”It’s a part of our efforts to deal with banditry, kidnapping, armed theft and basic insecurity within the two native authorities areas,” Abounu informed newsmen after the assembly.
He added that the Safety Council additionally resolved to ban the usage of bikes within the two areas “pending additional assessment of the safety scenario”.
AbounU additionally, nonetheless, acknowledged that motion of sufferers and pregnant girls for medical consideration utilizing bikes the place there have been no vehicular presence could be allowed “after thorough investigation”.
He regretted that motorbike operators have been migrating to rural communities to trigger mayhem and urged safety brokers to accentuate surveillance within the hinterland.
Talking particularly on the ban on the usage of bikes in Sankera space, he mentioned it was necessitated by the persistent assaults on residents of Ukum and Katsina-Ala which led to many deaths.
“The ban is 100% profitable,” he declared
Gov Ortom imposes curfew on 2 LGs